2020 Kerri Greens Hickson Chardonnay

Mornington Peninsula, VIC

Lovely Chardonnay from one of the earliest planted vineyards on the Mornington Peninsula.


Mouth-watering acidity; a refined wine of lovely line and length.

Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

About The Wine

The Hickson vineyard was one of the earliest vineyards established in Mornington Peninsula back in 1982.

Since 2013 these mature, low-yielding vines have been lovingly cared for by the Kerri Greens team with no herbicides, systemic fungicides or insecticides and no irrigation.

Only small amounts of fruits come from these vines, with the Chardonnay finding natural balance and power with little intervention in the winemaking. It's a rich, yet trim style of Chardonnay, with plenty of flavour but freshness in tow also.

About Kerri Greens

Kerri Greens is a lo-fi Mornington Peninsula outfit here born from a spin off of the iconic Quealy family label.

Tom McCarthy is the son of Kevin and Kathleen, raised in the family business, he knows Mornington Peninsula vineyards like the back of his hand. For the Kerri Greens label, he and Quealy vineyard manager Lucas Blanck and their partners Sarah Saxton and Alyce Blanck, have teamed up to start a small label exploring some of these sites.

Great wines emerging here - sensitively farmed, hand crafted - lovely modern expressions of the Mornington.

The Kerri Greens crew
The Kerri Greens crew
Mornington Peninsula, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

From the Hickson Vineyard planted by the Hickson family in 1982.

Whole bunch pressed and left on solids for a full 10 months then settled in tank for a further 8 weeks. Hickson has always been fermented in puncheons. In keeping with this but presented with a significantly smaller crop the decision was made to use no new wood this year for fear of overpowering. Primary fermentation took place using wild yeast and without the assistance of sulphur. Malolactic naturally kicked off the following spring, partially completing before giving it up on its own accord. Bottled without fining or filtration.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 12.8%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

Tom & Lucas
Tom & Lucas
Mornington Peninsula, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Tangy, tart, saline-laced chardonnay with some natural yoghurt lactic characters rolled in. Racy in the palate but stains it at the same time. Zingy, zesty, but creamy. Unusual, but compelling too. Savoury notes under all that citrus and pleasing sourness. Such a unique expression here. It feels good." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

The Real Review

"Bright, light to mid-yellow colour. The bouquet is wheaty and has a lot of creamy lees contact aromas, while the palate is lean and taut, crisp and tangy and tense—the opposite of a rich, fleshy wine. There are floral and stone fruit nuances. Mouth-watering acidity; a refined wine of lovely line and length." - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

Halliday Wine Companion

"Poor fruit set led to dramatically reduced yields on the Mornington Peninsula this vintage, but there's some solid wines and Hickson is right up there. The shrewd decision to ferment in seasoned barrels, alas only 2, allows the wine to shine. Whole-bunch pressed, wild-yeast fermented, left on lees but not stirred for 10 months with mlf, then racked and settled in stainless steel for 2 months before bottling. This has flutters of lemon and lime mingling with stone fruit, lots of spice and certainly some creamy lees with malty oak flavouring too, all in balance though. It’s long and pure. In a way, it’s a gentle wine, not at all showy, as it’s more about substance and definition." - Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)


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